UK - The Ministry of Defence has denied claims it threatened scientist David Kelly with the loss of his pension when he was reprimanded only weeks before his apparent suicide.
The scientist took his life after admitting he held talks with a BBC journalist before making its claim that the government “sexed-up” a dossier about weapons in Iraq.
The MoD said the scientist was told he would not face disciplinary action because he had come forward and was given a “mild reprimand”.
But reports suggest that threats were made – including that his civil service pension might no longer be safe.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers